Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:
39 Reviews for The Horticulture Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Eugene Schwartz · Getting married on 02/01/2021
Everyone had a great experience!
As the father of the Bride, I hoped that the wedding would be everything that my daughter had envisioned. It was every bit of that and more...the quality of the food, service, decor and most of all, the professional manner in which Gail Ming and her staff provided a seamless, worry-free administering of the event...was perfection. But the proof is in the remarks of our guests...who were unanimous in their praise of the event.Sent on 01/14/2020
Jim Siegler · Married on 02/09/2020
Couldn't have made a better choice
Excellent venue, atmosphere better than a country club. Appetizers & main course was excellent ( large variety of main courses, appetizers and signature cocktails available) Facility can accommodate large or small weddings. Constellation staff was easy to work with when making arrangements. We couldn't have been happier with my daughter's big day.Sent on 10/29/2019
Kyra · Married on 01/18/2020
The Horticulture Center was by far the best venue that we visited when looking for our wedding venue. The space is large, absolutely gorgeous, and the exclusive catering team, Constellation Culinary, is unmatched in quality. We worked with Gail to coordinate our wedding day, and she was so great throughout the whole process. This was so important to us, as the wedding planning process can be very stressful but Gail was always quick to answer emails and provide clear and helpful responses. The night of the wedding, the team at the Horticulture Center was extremely professional and the servers, bartenders, and kitchen team did an amazing job. All of my guests were raving about how the venue is so gorgeous and how the food was amazing. I highly recommend the Horticulture Center to any engaged couple, it is an incredible space with the best and highest quality service. They will make your wedding the best wedding you've ever been to.Sent on 01/21/2020
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